Stay-at-home moms respond to Hilary Rosen's attack, apology
Do mothers get enough respect?
- Duration 3:39
- Date Apr 13, 2012
Do mothers get enough respect?
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Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen now trying to take back her comments about and Romney many conservatives say she launched a war.
On stay at home moms with -- in this.
-- is Mitt Romney running around the country saying well you know my wife tells me that what women really care about -- economic issues and when I listen to my wife that's what I'm hearing guess what his wife is actually never worked a day in her life.
My career choice was to be a mother.
And I think all of us need to know that we need to respect choices that women make.
But is -- a little too late ours did mom I stay at home moms now turn -- -- right now is a panel stay at home moms.
Elizabeth pastor of Elizabeth Hester dot com two and -- murder of hundred mom and Betsy Hart nationally syndicated columnist for -- Scripps Howard news service and the author of from the heart quarterly thanks for joining us.
Good morning -- -- all right Elizabeth let's start with you because you stay at home mom and it never worked today in your life.
Never today in my -- never I have five kids and -- is just so easy at it now I get ahead Ryan they not diet where you aren't and yeah I just don't let I you know it's just really discouraging because -- payments she really.
Denigrates the hard work that all stay at home on the -- and basically is mocks.
You know what we bring to the table by saying that we don't have anything insightful are valuable to offer that our work isn't real -- That it's you know we don't have any being -- -- day all right Betsy what you need at this.
Well Stephen the bigger issue here is that the apology that wasn't an apology at all only -- not Washington turned this if anyone was offended that right that if everybody was okay that include president right right.
But -- reflecting a very broad philosophical.
Believe that motherhood is not significantly important this is what Democrats believe it's what feminists have preached since.
Betty forget about the -- -- -- -- which she cares apart mother what.
This is thinking far and wide -- democratic circles.
What I thought was interesting -- the rapidity with which the -- from Barack Obama did David Axelrod and other threw the lemon under the but apparently chivalry is dead.
In certain quarters -- definitely has a bus tracks -- are back today -- Well first I'm a work at home mom I'm not a stay at home mom I actually work full time -- get down.
But you know my take on this is obviously she shouldn't -- said it.
Every mom as a working mom but here's the thing that thing we should be focusing on is not some new mommy wars four point that's not the issue the issue is.
How does the Romney campaign really address.
Issues that impact working families and I think it's fair to ask the question is and -- the right person to be advising him on that.
When she had a much more privilege version of a stay at home mom life than most moms stay at home or work.
He -- -- know what Joseph Joseph and -- but if you read about -- there in Washington DC the Washington Post ran an article of about a month or two ago about how when the Romney's were first married.
They live in apartment because 65 dollars a month they ate spaghetti because they didn't have any money I mean his dad didn't give him any money.
But that is four and.
Whether we would agree that that you know I.
My brother's a cancer and -- done there aren't just it's hard yes yes part and I don't know when I I think -- -- on the left isn't -- I -- around the anniversary is back on the way there aren't that.
Late and we did I can't my mom told I'm just a second we -- a -- Brief commercial.